| I am a research scientist at Google, and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington's Computer Science & Engineering
department, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2006; my advisor was David
Salesin. My areas of research are computer graphics, computer vision, and computational imaging. Specifically, I research machine learning techniques that can help us author more expressive imagery using digital cameras. These days I focus on automatic photography, and lead the team that develops the AI behind Google Clips.
I spent nine years after my Ph.D. at Adobe Research. I also spent three summers during my Ph.D. interning at Microsoft Research, and my time at UW was supported by a Microsoft fellowship.  Before UW, I worked for two years as a research scientist at the legendary but now-bankrupt Starlab, a small research company in Belgium. I completed my Masters and Bachelors at MIT majoring in computer science; while there I was a research assistant in the Computer Graphics Group, and an intern at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory (MERL) . As an undergraduate I did research at the MIT Media Lab.
We are looking to hire interns and research scientists into our Google Seattle research group. Email me for more information.
I spent much of 2010 building a modern house in Seattle, and documented the process in my blog, Phinney Modern.